Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Due to traditional Chinese dietary patterns and lower living standards, the routine consumption of dairy products is limited across the country. China is currently the third-largest dairy producer in the world, after India and the United States. However, per capita consumption of dairy products in China is less than one-quarter of the global average and lower than in many other developing countries. Moreover, dairy product consumption varies considerably across China. Consumption in rural regions is less than 10.0% of that in urban areas.
After strong and steady growth for more than a decade, China's dairy industries were severely affected by the melamine scandal of September 2008, when melamine was found in infant formula and other milk products.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Product differentiation in the Dairy Product Production industry has become increasingly complex in recent years. New products with better taste and higher nutritional value have emerged in the market. These include fruit yogurts with different fruit mixtures, LGG yogurt (Lactobacillus Gorbach and Goldin yogurt), breakfast milk, milk slices (a Chinese product made from milk, sugar, glucose powder and whey protein powder), and milk powder for babies and pregnant women. The two main segments that are expected to increase their market share in the future are milk powder and yogurt... purchase to read more